June 2018 Product Spotlight: EDM
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on electrical discharge machines (EDMs) tailored to a variety of industries.
The image gallery above, based on Modern Machine Shop magazine’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight, features several electrical discharge machines, or EDMs from GF Machining Solutions, Sodick and Makino.
Swipe through the gallery for details, and follow the caption links for more information about each item.
Also, are you in the market for a new EDM? What should you consider when you are researching your option? Check out Techspex’s latest article in the Guide to Buying Machine Tools Knowledge Center, titled “The Remarkable Abilities of Wire EDM,” written by industry expert Barry Rogers.
By systemizing die making into repeatable steps, Dies Plus, a division of Otto Engineering, is using its machinists to effectively make dies. This solution relies on a paperless color-coding system to convey the tolerances machinists need to hit in order for tool and die makers to do the final fitting.
In many die and mold shops, the choice between ram EDM and CNC milling is far less clear than it used to be. Changing technology is changing the rules.
Hummingbird takes on machining work that is too small for most shops to handle. In fact, Hummingbird tries not to handle it either. To accurately machine the tiniest parts, this shop relies on processes that are as hands-off as possible.